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Francineâ€™s Friends Mobile Mammography coach makes getting a screening mammogram quick, easy and convenient. Many insurance plans are accepted and funding is available to cover expenses for women who do not have sufficient financial resources. The mobile mammography program is a partnership of the Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Breast Diagnostic Center and Francineâ€™s Friends. The mobile mammography will be coming to Whitley County Thursday, August 2 at USSI, 4578 E. Park 30 Dr., Columbia City.For an appointment call 1-800-727-8439, ext. 26540. Walk-in appointments may be available depending on the schedule.
A Riverside Charter bus trip will take place Saturday, July 28, to Chicago for $55. In August, there will be a trip to FireKeepers Casino. That trip will take place Sunday, Aug. 5, and will cost $35.
This includes $20 slot play and $5 food credit. For more information contact Lisa Kimmell 739-7159.
Library book sale
Friends of the Peabody Public Library are having a book sale Thursday to Saturday. The sale will be held in the downstairs portion of the library.
An assortment of books will be available from mysteries, historical stories as well as cookbooks. Other items for sale will include videos, CDâ€™s and childrenâ€™s books. The sale will help support the library. The sale will be open to members only on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. and then open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, the sale will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Whitko Class of 1972 will be holding their 40th class reunion August 11 at the Larwill Community Building. Event organizers are still trying to locate several classmates including: David Swartz, Randy Walter, Terry Neer Click, Deb Reed Blank, Kathy Maggart Derheimer, Juanita Wilson Brison, Dale Gerard, Denise Hart, Dennis Hull, Mike Swartz, Lindsey Slater, Larry Kahn and Judy Matheny. Contact Cathy Shear Lundgren at 1201 N. Penny Dr. Warsaw, IN 46580 or call 574-268-4878 to pass on any information that might assist in locating these classmates.
â€śHow To Beat a Bad Hair Day,â€ť presented by reVision Womenâ€™s Ministry, is a free workshop open to all women, Saturday, July 14 at 10 to 11:30 a.m.
This workshop will teach practical tools in emotional, time and physical management. The workshop is free, but a free will donation is encouraged. Refreshments will be served. Childcare will not be provided. The event will be at the Super 8 Hotel off U.S. 30, in the conference room. Seating is limited. Call 244-3656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Columbia City High School, class of 1987, will hold its reunion Saturday, July 21. Social & cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m. and an outdoor cookout will be at 6 p.m. as well as door prizes, 50/50 drawing and corn hole.The reunion will be at Port Side Pizza (Tri-Lakes), 5310 N Old 102, Columbia City. The cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple. Mail reservations and money to Angie at 1138 S. Wolf Rd., Columbia City, IN 46725 by Sunday. An additional $5 per person is due after July 1 or at the door. The class Facebook page is Columbia City Joint High School Class of 1987. For more information contact Angie at 229-0170 or email@example.com.
The Whitley County Health Department will be having walk-in clinics today as well as Thursday and again on Thursday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for school shots.For more information call the immunization clinic at 244-2310.
The Whitko High School, class of 1977, will host its class reunion on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Messmoreâ€™s Barn in Warsaw. Messmoreâ€™s Barn is located on the corner of 225 East and 75 North. This will be a casual gathering with Doyle Hullâ€™s band, â€śTimeline,â€ť playing.Friday, July 27 there will be a pre-reunion get together at the Green Parrot in South Whitley at 8 p.m. There will be a golf outing on Saturday, July 28. Contact Kerry Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Also, some classmates are still trying to be located. They are Vic Bechtold, Bill Bergin, Marsha (Boyer) Smith, Everett Brown, Jo Ella Brumbaugh, John Burton, Kathy (Chandler) Parsons, Norman Coffman, Gary Cotton, Carla Couch, Vickie (Kennedy) Langohr, Bob Keplinger, Mike Patrick, Rockie Peconga, Rick Reid, Linda Ridener, Joe Rose, Kristina (Rusher) Reel, Dave Scott, Pat Sibert, Tennley (Williamson) Walters and Sandra (Woodward) Parrott. Contact Mary Miner Robinson with information on how to contact any of these classmates.To R.S.V.P. for the reunion, contact Mary Miner Robinson at email@example.com or on Facebook at Whitko Class of 1977 Reunion.
Sunday, Sept. 23, the First Church of God will host a county wide, hands on, interactive afternoon for teenagers. The Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) has plans to make a difference in the lives of young adults in Whitley County. Planning sessions are underway for GEMS (Girls Embracing Maximum Safety) and â€śMAN UP!.â€ť
According to Sherry Sausaman, WCDVTF president, last year about 75 young women attended GEMS and this year the group is including an opportunity for young men called â€śMAN UP!.â€ť GEMS will focus on personal safety along with a hands-on self defense class hosted by Dean Houser and the local police force. â€śMAN UP!â€ť attendees will be challenged by a motivational speaker focusing on character building and breaking down masculine stereotypes. Also, there will be pizza and door prizes that will round out the event. For more information contact Sherry Sausaman at 609-7086 or Chip Stevenson at 248-5121.
Patsy Cline concert
â€śA Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,â€ť is the story of Patsy Clineâ€™s career intertwined with dozens of her greatest hits. The concert features a live band. This event will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15 to Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at The Old Train Depot, 115 E. Market St, Pierceton Ind.
Tickets for the show are $35 and include a meal.To make a reservation or for more information call 574-594-2090 or visit www.bestschotzproductions.com.
The Claypool United Methodist Church welcomes everyone to a tenderloin community dinner Friday, July 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. The proceeds will go toward to the church and its missions. The cost is $7 for ages 13 and older, $3.50 for ages seven to 12 and children under six are free.
The Noble Township Fire Department will host a pancake and sausage breakfast Saturday, July 7th from 7 to 11 a.m. The breakfast will be held at 3199 S. Ind. 109, east of Wolf Lake. A free will donation is asked.
The Columbia City High School class of 1952 will hold its 60th class reunion at Eagles Nest Event Center, 125 S. Eagle Glen, Columbia City at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. Reservations should be mailed to Jo Geiger at 106 N. Wayne St. Columbia City by July 1.Event ogranizers are still trying to locate Eugene Bray, Sara Coy, Ardella Brown, Margaret Gustufson, Carolyn Egolf, Dan Wright, Dean Schoel, Nancy Ramp and Phil Weeks. Classmates who might have contact information are asked to contact Geiger at 244-6296.
The Whitley County Patriots (WCP) announces Emery McClendon as the key note speaker for the Tuesday meeting. McClendon is a member of the Project 21 National Advisory Council, a tea party organizer in Fort Wayne, and the winner of Americans for Prosperityâ€™s 2010, â€śActivist of the Yearâ€ť award. WCP meetings are open to the public and are held at The Church of the Nazarene, 506 N. Main St. Columbia City at 7 p.m. Donations to local food banks are encouraged.
Sounds of Summer
Peabody Public Library, in conjunction with the Whitley County Community Foundation, presents â€śSound of Summer,â€ť the annual summer concert series. All concerts will be held on the lawn behind the library, beginning at 6 p.m. The concerts will be held rain or shine. The libraryâ€™s Teen Idol concert will be held on Saturday, July 7. Taylor Duncan, Teen Idol winner, and Louisa Bingham, second runner-up, will be performing. The Stardust Dance Band will perform on Saturday, July 21. The band now has a vocalist. Stardance plays swing, big band and forties/fifties music. Kenny Taylor will perform Saturday, August 4. Kenny entertains with soft rock, sixties music and Elvis songs.
Scratch & Sniff will entertain Saturday, August 25. In keeping with past series, this is a local band led by Mark Roberts. They will be playing rock and roll.
The class of 1972 will hold its 40th class reunion Saturday at 6 p.m. at Eagles Nest Event Center in Columbia City.The cost is $35 per person and $60 per couple. A golf outing will be held at 11 a.m. and will cost $32 per person. For reservations call 479-0667. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Ice cream social
Green Township Comm-unity Center will host an ice cream social Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. For a free will donation attendees can purchase creamed chicken, sloppy joes, chili-dogs, pie, cake and homemade ice cream.
The ice cream flavors include vanilla, strawberry, lemon and orange pineapple. There will also be a car wash and bake sale sponsored by the 4-H.The Center is located at the southwest corner of 300 E. and 300 S. in Noble County.
5k race and walk
Witnessing Our Lordâ€™s Forgiveness will be having a 5k race and walk Saturday, Aug. 4 in Wolf Lake. The race will begin at 8 a.m. with registration between 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. Registration is currently taking place and will last until Tuesday, July 31. The cost is $15 per person and includes a T-shirt or $10 per person without a T-shirt. To register for the race, contact Bryan Gill at 348-8205, mail in a registration form or visit www.hotonion5k.wordpress.com.
â€śWhoâ€™s Badâ€ť will be playing a live concert at the Three Rivers Festival on Wednesday, July 18 at 8:30 p.m. in Fort Wayne.
The Brain Injury Support Group of Fort Wayne invites the community to the Brain Injury Global Picnic to be held at the Jorgensen Y.M.C.A., 10313 Aboite Center Rd. in Ft. Wayne, on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.
The Global Picnic, hosted throughout the world by survivors, families, and advocates, is an opportunity to celebrate survival from traumatic brain injury and to learn more about a devastating and often â€śhiddenâ€ť disability that can affect anyone, presenting in forms from concussion to coma. The community is invited to come and learn more about prevention and treatment of this neurological condition. Drinks and activities will be provided. The Parkview Foundation will offer ten bicycle helmets as prizes. Those attending should bring a lunch and a blanket.